Education is the foundation for the existence of the Rocky Mountain Business Travel Association. RMBTA was founded in 1982 by a group of travel industry leaders that wanted to raise the knowledge and professionalism of those individuals whose careers were in managing or selling travel related services. Each of our monthly meetings is designed to provide current, leading edge information and knowledge sharing among our membership, or to create a comfortable social environment where networking and peer recognition can be accomplished informally.

Our mission is to keep RMBTA a valuable resource within the local travel industry community.  We are proud to invest in our members by offering many local scholarships and support the scholarship opportunities within the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) as well.


Local Scholarships: 

RMBTA awards approximately 12 scholarships to its members annually.  These scholarships are granted based on merit of those individuals that applied.  The scholarship application is typically distributed to the membership during the first quarter (January - March) annually.  The nominating committee and Board of Directors then selects the winning applicants.  This is an excellent way to continue your education or help fund your RMBTA and GBTA involvement during the year.  Three types of scholarships are typically offered and may change based on board approval and annual budget announcement by February 2017:

1. (5) Local RMBTA Scholarships valued between $150-$450 each - for use toward local RMBTA Education Seminars, Monthly Meetings or the GBTA Associate Level Education Program.
2. (5) GBTA National Scholarship Awards (valued at up to $2,000 dependent upon 2017 budget) - For those members interested in the GBTA Convention and Tradeshow participation, GBTA Manager-Level accreditation or Global Leadership Professional accreditation. Other Travel Education Programs may be considered for review and would need to be approved by the RMBTA Board of Directors.
3. (2) GBTA Legislative Summit Scholarships valued at $2,000 each.  The Legislative Summit is held in Washington DC, facilitated by GBTA.  This event will be held April 24th - 26th, 2017.

 Eligibility Requirements:

1. Applicants for the Local RMBTA Chapter Meeting, GBTA National Scholarship, GBTA Legislative Summit Scholarship, and RMBTA Seminar Scholarships must be currently employed in a travel industry position and be a current member of RMBTA in good standing at the time the application is submitted to the Nominating Committee.
2. Applicant must comply with all schedules and requirements pertaining to the scholarship application process.

 Chapter Presidents Council Scholarships:

CPC scholarship grants are awarded to qualified individuals to pursue involvement in the education programs or membership within the Global Business Travel Association.  RMBTA's current President is a member of the CPC and can provide more details on these scholarship opportunities as they are awarded through GBTA. 

 Allied and Direct Member of the Year Awards:

These scholarships are quite an honor since they are voted on and awarded by the membership. They are also very valuable in that the total amount of each scholarship is $1,750.00. The scholarship money can be applied for GBTA educational opportunities, Global Leadership Program or attending the annual GBTA convention. The scholarship can also be applied to other travel industry related education, upon approval by the RMBTA Board of Directors. The 2016 Allied and Direct members have been awarded.


Nominating Committee

If you have questions, you may contact a member of the nominating committee:

Nominating Committee

Assist in developing and awarding Direct and Allied Member of the Year Award.

Nominating Committee Chair

Laurie I Etcheverry
Charter Communications
6399 S Fiddlers Green Cir.
Suite 600
Greenwood Village , CO 80111


Kyle Babcock

Corey Jackson

Lainey Kennedy

Rich Kline